Sep. 08, 2013
Dear subscriber, 

MOFET JTEC Portal Newsletter

We are delighted to open the New Year by sending you the latest issue of The MOFET Jewish Education Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information and news from Jewish communities around the world, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications. 

We hope the High Holiday resources and research findings will especially be of help to you. 

We invite you to register NOW for our selection of professional development courses in Jewish education, Hebrew language instruction and information and communication technologies in education offered by the MOFET Online Academy in the semester opening in October, 2013.

Wishing you a healthy, safe and sweet New Year, 

Reuven Werber

The MOFET JTEC Portal Team

September 8, 2013 Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Please note: a complete list of recent additions to the portal follows the Featured Items.
September 2013
Featured Items
Birthright Israel NEXT Interactive High Holiday Map
Israel Birthright NEXT realized there wasn't an easy way for their alumni to share their traditions around the holidays and let other alumni know where their celebrations were taking place. NEXT developed an interactive map that allowed their alumni to find celebrations near them and share their own High Holiday celebrations.
Teachable Moments in Jewish Education: An Informal Approach in a Reform Summer Camp
This article examines the Jewish Teachable Moments method through a case study conducted at a Reform movement affiliated camp in Texas. Theoretical and pedagogical implications of the Jewish Teachable Moments method are discussed.
NLE High Holidays Programming Guide, Prayer Companions & Resources
The greatest window of opportunity to meet, teach, inspire and follow-up with the largest numbers of Jews during the year is over Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. The NLE Resources High Holidays Experience Programming Guide, Prayer Companions & Resources provide the logistics and educational content for creating exciting, versatile and compelling Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur minyanim and alternatives to services.
First Jewish Cultural Center in Portugal Inaugurated
A new Jewish cultural and religious center was inaugurated recently in the city of Transcoso – the first of its kind in Portugal since the country’s Jews were expelled more than 500 years ago. The center is a joint collaborative effort between the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel organization and the Trancoso Municipality.
Holocaust Education in Jewish Schools in Israel: Goals, Dilemmas, Challenges
This article attempts to organize the existing knowledge on the Holocaust education in the Israeli education system, through a meta-analysis of the foundations and basic premises of Holocaust education in Israel, using the most important literature in the area.
September 2013
All Recent Items
Trends in Jewish Education
Early Family Engagement: Measuring Growth in Jewish Identity
Am I That Jew? North African Jewish Experiences in the Toronto Jewish Day School System and the Establishment of Or Haemet Sephardic School
Being “Just Like Camp” is Not Enough: Renewing Jewish Learning Afterschool

Formal Education

Beyond Identity: Day Schools Deliver Jewish Literacy
Four Hebrew Charter Schools Open; Original Charter School Under Review
Holocaust Education in Jewish Schools in Israel: Goals, Dilemmas, Challenges
Designing a Curriculum Model for the Teaching of the Bible in UK Jewish Secondary Schools: A Case Study

Informal Education

URJ Journal of Youth Engagement Launches
Largest JCC in Siberia to Open with Concert
Keeping It Together: The Power of Alumni Networks
Teachable Moments in Jewish Education: An Informal Approach in a Reform Summer Camp

Adult Education

First Jewish Cultural Center in Portugal Inaugurated
The Jews of Belarus: from Brisk to Jerusalem

Teacher Education

First Cohort of the Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute Completes Training
Jewish Theological Seminary Graduate School of Jewish Education Receives $2.67 Million Grant

In-Service Training

UK Teachers Visit Israel on Holocaust Education Training Trip

Education & Administration

First American-Style Liberal Arts College Opens Doors In Israel This Fall
Would Your School Pass the Day School Sustainability Stress Test? What to Do If You Fail?
Design Thinking, Yeshiva Har Torah and the Day School Collaboration Network: Addressing the Challenges of Differentiated Instruction in a Modern Jewish Day School

Israel Education

The School Twinning Program As A Way of Engaging Teens
What Does It Mean to Be An Israel Educator? The Kesher Hadash JTS Israel Program

Technology & Computers

Five Schools Selected for Blending Online Learning in Day Schools (BOLD) Project
Torah Curriculum for the Apple iPad, iMac and Macbook

Conferences & Events

URJ Biennial Registration is Open Now!

Learning Resources

Teaching the Legacy #30 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Defiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust – Marking 70 Years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Birthright Israel NEXT Interactive High Holiday Map
J-Smarts – Multiple Intelligences and Technology
NLE High Holidays Programming Guide, Prayer Companions & Resources
Miqra `al pi ha-Mesorah: A New Experimental Edition of the Tanakh Online
'Show Us A Way Israel Is In Your Life' Activity and Resource Guide
September 2013
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